An Interview with Author Alex McCann Johnson

Alex McCann Johnson

Alex McCann Johnson was born and raised in North Dakota. He has always been fascinated by myths and legends from all over the world, and that fascination played a central role in his quest to learn more about our world and this life from both a metaphysic and spiritual perspective. Alex is also the author of Shadow in the Light, a finalist in the International Book Awards LGBTQ category.

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Where are you from?
Williston North Dakota USA

Why do you write? 
I write because I have a story to tell. This story has allowed me to express myself in a way that I hope my readers enjoy. While it is a work of fiction, I hope people take from it the lessons learned from the characters that they relate with. I hope that I have fueled their imagination enough to make a positive change in the reader’s life.

What do you write about? 
I write about the journey. Some people believe that it is the ending that matters most, but I truly believe that it is the journey that paves the way to the end.

Do you have a specific writing style?
I like to make it so that the reader is able to use his or her imagination. While I can describe a character in detail, I still like to leave key characteristics of features to the imagination so that the reader can become more involved with the character.

What’s the most memorable thing asked/said by a reader about your work?
In a review, it was mentioned that “This author is striving to break moulds and has to be applauded for that. It’s refreshing to find a writer like this who dares to be different and who confronts his readers with an innovative and challenging universe.” And that is exactly what I want to be known for!

How long have you been writing?
I started creating stories when I was very little. I loved books, and when I learned to write words, I immediately started to put them together.

What is your work schedule like when you are writing?
Do we all get the luxury of setting aside time in our busy schedules? haha

Do you have suggestions on how to become a better writer?
Just start writing. Get it all out of you! We all have a story to be told.

What challenges do you come across when writing/creating your story?
My biggest challenge was trying to fit in too many ancient gods and goddesses! I had to cut some out because it got to be too many. I wanted to use them all!

What do you think makes a good story?
A good story comes when you really dig within yourself when you write.

What does your family think of your writing? 
My brother did my cover art! They are super supportive!

Do you see writing as a career?
It is my favorite hobby!

Do you have anything specific you’d like to tell the readers?
I write these books for you!

Do you have links that you’d like to share for others to read? www.shadowinthelight.com

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